There is a new case of travel-related dengue on Oahu

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Another confirmed case of travel-related dengue has been reported to the state Health Department — this time, in Haleiwa.
The latest case was reported Thursday, just a few days after another travel-related case reported Monday on Oahu, according to health officials, who did not disclose what part of the island that case was in.
Teams are going door to door to talk to residents, offering free inspections, said Matt Kurano, head of DOH’s vector control branch.
We need everybody going around and dumping those things out.” The dengue virus is spread from infected person to mosquito to person.
Although Hawaii is home to the type of mosquitoes that can carry dengue, the disease is not established in the state.
Symptoms of dengue include the sudden onset of fever, nausea, vomiting, rash and body aches, which typically last two to seven days.
DOH said since Jan. 1, 2023, to present, there have been 10 travel-related cases reported in Hawaii.
Of those 10 cases, five had traveled to Central or South America, and five had traveled to Asia.

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The state Health Department has received a report of another confirmed case of dengue related to travel; this time, it is from Haleiwa.

Health officials said the most recent case was reported on Thursday, a few days after another travel-related case was reported on Monday on Oahu. They did not specify which area of the island the other case was on.

However, due to the heavy volume of tourists near Haleiwa Harbor, the Hawaii Department of Health is this time advising the public to take extra precautions to shield themselves from the mosquito-borne illness.

Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, which carry the dengue virus, were also reported to be found in extremely dense populations near the resident’s house and in the neighborhood, according to officials, raising the possibility of transmission.

The DOH claims that vector control teams have already treated the area and will keep an eye on it and take further action as necessary.

DOH is additionally advising the public to take extra precautions, particularly in Haleiwa, to prevent mosquito breeding and protect themselves from mosquito bites by wearing protective clothing or repellent.

According to Matt Kurano, the director of DOH’s vector control branch, teams are canvassing neighborhoods and providing free inspections. There will also be notices posted in the Haleiwa boat harbor area regarding confirmed cases of dengue and suggested preventative measures.

At this morning’s news briefing, Kurano stated, “We’re really asking the public for their cooperation and kokua.”. “After today’s intense rainstorm, there will be a lot of standing water in buckets, bromeliads, and boat covers. The smallest things that people can do is to walk around.”. Everyone needs to go around getting rid of those items. “.

From infected person to mosquito to person, the dengue virus is transmitted. Dengue fever is not known to exist in Hawaii, despite the state’s mosquito population carrying the virus.

Dengue fever usually arrives suddenly and lasts two to seven days. Other symptoms include rash, nausea, vomiting, and body aches. Most people recover in approximately a week, though there are cases of life-threatening illnesses.

DOH mentioned that since January. As of today, January 1, 2023, ten cases in Hawaii connected to travel have been recorded. Out of the ten cases, five had visited Asia and five had traveled to Central or South America.

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